Squaw Valley, CA Report: Bluebird Powder, Perfect Snowpack, Send-Fest…

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Headwall. image: snowbrains

Report from January 10th, 2019

Squaw Valley, CA was reporting 7″ of new snow in the past 24 hours this morning.

It was a lot deeper than that out there today…

Everything at Squaw opened today except for Silverado and The Palisades.

The entire upper mountain hadn’t been open since Monday and therefore was obnoxiously fresh.

The current snowpack at Squaw is at the perfect level.  

Squaw is filled in, not buried, very feature-full, and incredibly playful right now.

Siberia. image: snowbrains

We focused our energy on Headwall and KT-22 today.

Other friends went to Granite Chief, Granite Chief Peak, and Mainline Pocket and reported nothing but stellar conditions.

Headwall was superb.

Tram face. image: snowbrains

Slightly wind press, creamy powder, excellent for hucking airs.

I was surprised that KT-22 was still damn good today as it was skied pretty hard yesterday.

It definitely snowed quite a bit after closing bell yesterday and freshened up KT very nicely.

Eagle’s Nest. image: snowbrains

We skied fast, we hucked, he crashed, we hurt skis, and we smiled like crazy.

There is talk of some big snow next week Mon-Fri…

NOAA is even using the magical words “atmospheric river” and 4,000-5,500′ snow levels…

.LONG TERM FORECAST...Monday onward...

Coastal landfall atmospheric river detection progs are increasing in
the 35-40N latitude range for next week, which is a favorable
placement for the Sierra.

There are mixed signals on
whether the lower valleys will see rain or snow from these storms
with snow levels possibly ranging from 4000-5500 feet.
- NOAA today
Broken Arrow. image: snowbrains

SNOW NUMBERS:

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FORECAST:

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PHOTOS:

Patrol Life. image: snowbrains
Headwall. image: snowbrains
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Cornice II bowl. image: snowbrains
Eagle’s Nest. image: snowbrains
Headwall Face. image: snowbrains
Tracks today. image: snowbrains
The Chimney. image: snowbrains
Mainline Pocket. image: snowbrains
Eric and Dobbs lining it up. image: snowbrains
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What happens when you land on an exposed rock… image: snowbrains

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